A computer-aided urban planning tool driven by semantic web ontologies

Jorge Gomes, Paulo Urbano, Nuno Montenegro, Jose M. Pinto Duarte

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Abstract

We present 4 City Semantics, a software tool for city planning driven by semantic web ontologies. With this tool the participants of the urban development process may identify an urban intervention site and respective surrounding area and semantically annotate them with knowledge about the use of the land and the type and size of its population, following a customizable workflow. The key principle behind the tool lies in the use of semantic web ontologies for the representation of land use systems, planning process workflow and population data, offering the user as much flexibility as possible, so that s/he can reuse or develop any semantic web ontology describing the standards that s/he wants to use in order to formulate an adequate intervention program. Such flexibility is achieved through modular ontologies that provide a clear separation of urban knowledge from the application tool, which was specially designed to cope with different urban semantic standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2012
StatePublished - Nov 19 2012
Event7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2012 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 20 2012Jun 23 2012

Publication series

NameIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI
ISSN (Print)2166-0727
ISSN (Electronic)2166-0735

Other

Other7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2012
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/20/126/23/12

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Urban planning
Semantic Web
Ontology
Semantics
Land use
Planning

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Gomes, J., Urbano, P., Montenegro, N., & Pinto Duarte, J. M. (2012). A computer-aided urban planning tool driven by semantic web ontologies. In Proceedings of the 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2012 [6263218] (Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI).
Gomes, Jorge ; Urbano, Paulo ; Montenegro, Nuno ; Pinto Duarte, Jose M. / A computer-aided urban planning tool driven by semantic web ontologies. Proceedings of the 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2012. 2012. (Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI).
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A computer-aided urban planning tool driven by semantic web ontologies. / Gomes, Jorge; Urbano, Paulo; Montenegro, Nuno; Pinto Duarte, Jose M.

Proceedings of the 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2012. 2012. 6263218 (Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI).

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Gomes J, Urbano P, Montenegro N, Pinto Duarte JM. A computer-aided urban planning tool driven by semantic web ontologies. In Proceedings of the 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2012. 2012. 6263218. (Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI).